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fears that the government may unleash deadly chemical weapons on its own people. that means more lives could be lost, and for americans it means that the u.s. would probably take action. president obama, secretary of state clinton and defense secretary leon panetta have warned president bashar al assad that using chemical weapons crosses the red line. >> the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. >> so the question is what would that action look like? cnn pentagon correspondent barbara starr has a look. >> reporter: randi, for defense secretary leon panetta, the major priority now is to try to determine syria's intent. does it intend to use chemical weapons? with the u.s. now believing the syrian government has chemical weapon-filled bombs, cnn has learned the pentagon is secretly updating military strike options for president obama in the event he orders action. a senior u.s. official tells cnn a strike could be carried out with the ships and aircraft already stationed in the region. the planning is being driven by the latest intelligence
accountable. >> syria appears to be at a turning point. there are reports of the government preparing chemical weapons. the rebels securing the airport and more than 40,000 people dead. now some high profile senators are saying that we may have passed the point of no return. that's our focus this morning. when is enough enough? and yesterday i asked that question to a witness of some of the worst humanitarian crises in generations. cnn chief international correspondent christiane amanpour. she's also global affairs anchor for abc news. thank you so much for joining us. i want to start by playing a very famous clip of you speaking to then president bill clinton back in 1994 about the bosnian war, which at that point was going into its third year and had claimed tens of thousands of lives. >> as leader of the free world, as leader of the only superpower, why has it taken you, the united states, so long to articulate a policy on bosnia? why in the absence of a policy have you allowed the u.s. and the west to be held hostage to those who do have a clear policy, the bosnian serbs, and do you not th
schmidt explains what it could all mean for your food. >> susan, the federal government says americans spend about a trillion dollars a year on food. there are two agencies responsible for food safety. the job is the same with less funding to make it happen. >> preparing for the holidays in the bennett's house, is a reminder of something else, a fiscal cliff deadline that's personal here. >> i can't imagine funding being cut at this point, it will be tragic. >> chloe was in the hospital from two weeks, luke for three. >> contaminated food sickens about 48 million people a year. so the fda foot safety and administration service -- the budget cut translates to a combined $157 million. there's no word exactly what cuts would mean to expecter staffing. >> they're already stretched then when it comes to the inspection activities, they really need increased resources, and not fewers. >> agencies always say they're stretched. >> dean clancy is with freedom works, and says there is nothing to fear. >> dangerous public health and safety is an irresponsible scare tactic, especially when you real
will give them leverage in their talks with israel, but netanyahu says his government will reinforce the start of settlements in any area israel decides. >>> to afghanistan now where an attack on a joint u.s. afghan base has left five people dead and at least 18 others wounded. no reports yet of any casualties on the u.s. side, which happened near the jalal bad air force in eastern afghanistan. the journalist ben farmer. ben, good morning. the taliban is claiming responsibility for this attack. can you tell us how this happened? >> well, it was an attack that happened around 6:00 this morning. there seems to be a very coordinated, quite complex attack. it began with two suicide car bombs at the jalalabad airfields. these attackers were armed with -- some of them were -- now, as they tried to get in, there was a two-hour firefight. the defenders of the base fought for two hours to keep them out. during that time helicopters on the airfield scrambled, took part m battle. they fired down on the militants. it was all over at about 8:00, 8:30. nato said that none of the militants managed
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